The Kia EV6 has won the ‘Car of the Year’ award at the reputable 2022 What Car? Awards.
Initially released on the 2nd of August 2021, KIA EV6 was the type of car that made a lot of heads turn. Sharp lines with an aggressive front presented a deviation from the previous electric vehicles KIA was famous for. Nevertheless, the car quickly gained on population thanks to its looks alongside performances that met all expectations.
As for the story in mind today, KIA EV6 received the “Car of the Year” award together with “Electric SUV of the Year”, based on the extensive research conducted by the “What Car?” team.
KIA entered the crossover SUV market with a long-range, zero-emission power, 800V ultra-fast charging, and a unique appearance. On the WLTP combined cycle, the EV6 can achieve up to 528 kilometers of driving range from a single charge, while revolutionary 800V charging technology allows drivers to charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
It’s Kia’s first dedicated battery-electric car, and it shows off the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), with six more dedicated electric vehicles expected to hit the market by 2026. Kia plans to electrify its entire car lineup in Europe by 2035, with other major markets following suit by 2040.
“The EV6 combines a huge real-world range with the ability to charge at speeds that no rival can keep up with, addressing two of the biggest concerns that people still have about electric cars. What’s more, by using bespoke electric underpinnings rather than a set that’s shared by petrol and diesel models, Kia has been able to take advantage of the compact size of electric motors and produce a car that’s hugely spacious and practical. Add in effortless performance, outstanding refinement, competitive pricing and one of the best warranties around, and the striking EV6 doesn’t just look like the future – it feels like it too.” voiced Steve Huntingford, Editor for What Car? magazine.
“The EV6 is a terrific all-rounder that answers electric car buyers’ questions around range and charging times brilliantly, and which offers terrific space, refinement and value for money.